HUSTONVILLE - Without public discussion Tuesday night, Hustonville city officials filled a vacant City Council seat.
Gary Lynn, former interim mayor, was appointed to the council by the remaining four members after less than 20 minutes of conference in executive session.
Tim Frederick, Ernestine Hafley and Linda Russell also were prospective council members, hoping to fill the seat vacated by Barry S. McCoy in January. McCoy resigned his seat after accepting a position with the Stanford Police Department.
Lynn said he had applied for McCoy's seat to help better his community.
"I'll want to have a voice in the community to see if we can improve the town," said Lynn.
He is self-employed at Gary Lynn Construction Co. Two years ago, he was interim mayor before the election of Larry "Pup" Doss.